June 8, 2011

Hurricanes move Rowe to pro scouting dept.

Tom Rowe (photo: Getty)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have added Lynn, Mass., native Tom Rowe, 55, to the organization’s professional scouting department.

Rowe will assist director of professional scouting Marshall Johnston. He recently completed his third season as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes.

Prior to joining Carolina’s coaching staff, he spent the previous four seasons serving as head coach and general manager for the team’s top minor-league affiliates, compiling a career record of 156-130-14-20 in 320 games as a head coach in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Rowe also has experience as an assistant coach on the AHL level, a pro scout and as assistant general manager for the Hartford Whalers.

Rowe played eight seasons of professional hockey in the NHL and AHL, totaling 85 goals and 100 assists (185 points) in 357 NHL contests with Washington, Hartford and Detroit.

Former Boston Bruins coach Dave Lewis and Rod Brind’Amour have each been named to the Hurricanes’ coaching staff for the 2011-12 season. In addition, Ron Francis has been named director of hockey operations.